Patents Examined by Corey Skurdal
  • Patent number: 10184754
    Abstract: A utility carrier device has a first shell, a backing and a first wing. The first shell is shaped to cover a part of a first item to be secured. The backing is secured to the first shell, thereby forming a first pocket between the first shell and the backing. The first pocket is configured to secure the first item to the utility carrier device. The first wing is attached to and extends from a first end of the first shell. A first spacer is positioned between the first wing and the first end of the first shell, the first spacer having a flexible or compressible material that allows the first wing to flex relative to the first shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: StealthGearUSA LLC
    Inventor: Paul Laemmlen
  • Patent number: 10183627
    Abstract: A bike carrier contains: a base, a connection rod, a first clutch device, and a second clutch device. The base includes a support rod and a fixing rod rotatably connected with the support rod. The first clutch device is defined between the support rod and the fixing rod of the base, and the first clutch device includes a first rotary knob and a first slider driven by the first rotary knob so that the support rod and the fixing rod are rotatably fixed between a vertical position and a horizontal position. The second clutch device is connected between the base and the connection rod, and the second clutch device includes a second rotary knob and a second slider driven by the second rotary knob so that the base and the connection rod are rotatably fixed among a using position, a collapsible position, and a declining position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Inventor: Yao-Huang Liu
  • Patent number: 10172436
    Abstract: A system and method for attaching a device to a user includes securing a first plate to a user. The first plate can be secured to the user, for example, via one or more straps and/or a hook and loop fastener. The system and method further include securing a second plate to the first plate, wherein an article of the user's clothing is sandwiched in between the first plate and the second plate. The first plate and second plate may be secured to each other by a magnetic connection, by engagement of a sliding pin that pierces a portion of the first plate and the second plate, or a combination of a magnetic connection and an engagement of a sliding pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: WatchGuard, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert V. Vanman, Jim Dulaney, Larry Hall, Gary Burton, James Walter Exner
  • Patent number: 10172426
    Abstract: A magnetic band clasp includes a female clasp assembly of a first band segment and a male clasp assembly of a second band segment. The female clasp assembly defines one or more cavities with one or more magnetic elements disposed underneath. The male clasp assembly includes a projection that may include a magnetic element. Magnetic attraction between the magnetic elements couples the first and second band segments when the projection is positioned in the cavity. In implementations where the female clasp assembly includes multiple cavities, changing which of the cavities the projection is positioned in adjusts a combined coupled length of the first and second band segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Jen-Chun Hsu, Osamu Yabe
  • Patent number: 10166671
    Abstract: A drop-prevention pouch for a cordless power tool has a battery pack that defines a battery pack perimeter. The drop-prevention pouch includes a pouch floor and a sidewall extending transversely from the pouch floor and having a sidewall rim portion defining a pouch opening. The pouch floor and the pouch sidewall define a chamber sized to receive the battery pack when the battery pack is attached to the cordless power tool. The pouch sidewall defines a window opening aligned to permit the user to view a feature on the battery pack. A flexible conduit extends along the sidewall rim portion. A drawstring extends through the flexible conduit and is capable of restricting the pouch opening to be smaller than the battery pack perimeter, thereby preventing the drop-prevention pouch from being removed from the battery pack when the battery pack is attached to the cordless power tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Ty-Flot, Inc.
    Inventors: Darrell A. Moreau, Andre W. Moreau
  • Patent number: 10168122
    Abstract: A holster includes a first panel and a second panel fixedly attached to the first panel so as to define a receptacle for receiving a firearm. A plurality of first fasteners are fixedly coupled to at least one of the first and second panels. The plurality of first fasteners are structured to engage a corresponding plurality of second fasteners on an inside surface of a bib of a pair of bib overalls so as to removably couple the holster to the bib.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Inventors: Frances Cash, Robert W. Cash
  • Patent number: 10159330
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided including an ammunition magazine, a container fixedly connected to the ammunition magazine, a modular insert configured to fixedly fit within the container, in one embodiment having an opening therein sized to receive an electrical device, and attachment hardware configured to attach the container to a belt worn by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Creative Law Enforcement Resources, Inc.
    Inventor: Kresimir Kovac
  • Patent number: 10159322
    Abstract: A luggage cover includes: a front panel, a rear panel, a top panel, a bottom panel, a first side panel, a second side panel, and a carrying element affixed to a top portion of the rear panel, wherein: the bottom panel includes a first panel coupled to an edge portion of the front panel and a second panel coupled to an edge portion of the rear panel; the first panel includes a first fastening element that can be coupled to a second fastening element of the second panel such that the bottom panel can be in a closed configuration or in an open configuration based on whether or not the first fastening element and the second fastening element are coupled; and the luggage cover is configured to receive the luggage container in the open configuration and is formed from pliable material to permit folding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Olympia International, Inc.
    Inventor: Chris Yu
  • Patent number: 10164676
    Abstract: An electronic device cover for use as a carrying case is described. The device can be a personal cell phone. The cover can be worn as an arm band or wristband carrying case. For example, the cell phone case/cover can have attached double bands connected from the edge of the cover flap to the bottom of the case. The flap can attach to the case through a small band attached at the top and the bottom of the cover flap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Inventor: Elena R. Zerfus
  • Patent number: 10159357
    Abstract: A lightweight child carrier that can be mounted upon the front or the back of a wearer's torso with little or no need to adjust the carriers harness. The carrier includes a main panel having generally a rectangular shape. The bottom edge of the main panel is joined to the top edge of a padded waist band and the bottom edge of a head restraining panel is joined to the top edge of the main panel. Shoulder straps are connected to the main panel and are cojoined by a chest strap that is slidably mounted upon each shoulder strap. Adjustable restraining straps are connected to the chest strap and to the head restraining panel. An auxiliary waist belt is provided that considerably expands the length of the waist band to allow the carrier to be worn by a woman during pregnancy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: The Ergo Baby Carrier, Inc.
    Inventor: Karin Annette Frost
  • Patent number: 10144246
    Abstract: This invention is related to a convertible backpack capable of being converted from a regular backpack into a trolley case and vice versa according to a user preference. The convertible backpack of the invention comprises at least a rotatable wheels cover mechanism, for covering the outer side of each one of the wheels upon usage of the convertible backpack as a backpack and for uncovering the outer side of each one of the wheels upon usage of the convertible backpack as a trolley case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Inventor: Menachem Pinhas Winfield
  • Patent number: 10145507
    Abstract: A wearable load redistribution system can include a base support structure and a thoracic frame configured to surround an upper torso of a wearer of the system. The base support structure can include a support frame and a plurality of support members disposed at distal ends of the support frame. The thoracic frame can include a coupling structure, a front plate, and a plurality of struts. A connector member can removably connect the coupling structure to the support frame. The plurality of struts is mated to the front plate to redistribute a weight of the front plate away from shoulders of the wearer and towards the base support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: S&S Precision, LLC
    Inventors: Johnny E. Swan, Andrew C. Borland, William-Joseph Basan Elizalde
  • Patent number: 10143295
    Abstract: A retractable holder for a smartphone is formed with a housing, a connection mechanism for connecting and disconnecting the smartphone to the housing, a first lanyard loop comprising lanyard cords that are reeled onto or deployed from cord storage spools located inside the housing, a second lanyard loop comprising lanyard cords that are reeled onto or deployed from cord storage spools located inside the housing and a lanyard control mechanism. The lanyard control mechanism applies a retracting force to each of the cord storage spools, the retracting force operational to reel the lanyard cord extending from the housing in a deployed state to the cord's respective cord storage spool and to enable a user draw out and deploy a fixed length of the lanyard cord from the cord's respective cord storage spool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Inventor: Gary Palma
  • Patent number: 10136721
    Abstract: A bag with interchangeable elements for holding objects includes a detachable front panel, a central hollow compartment, a detachable back panel, a detachable hood, and at least two shoulder straps. The detachable front panel includes a fastening member positioned along a perimeter of the detachable front panel for fastening the detachable front panel to the central hollow compartment. The central hollow compartment accommodates multiple objects, for example, books, etc. The central hollow compartment includes fastening members positioned along opposing perimeters of the central hollow compartment. The detachable back panel includes a fastening member, positioned along a perimeter of the detachable back panel for fastening the detachable back panel to the central hollow compartment. The detachable hood includes at least two fastening members for fastening the detachable hood to the shoulder straps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Inventor: Tamara Blanton
  • Patent number: 10131286
    Abstract: A roof rack system includes a guideway and a first cross bar displaceable along that guideway. Further, the roof rack system includes a first drive module for displacing the first cross bar along the guideway. A related method of adjusting a roof rack system is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Alvaro Jimenez Hernandez, Oswaldo Perez Barrera
  • Patent number: 10130161
    Abstract: A backpack includes a pack body, two length-adjustable shoulder straps extended from the pack body for allowing the wearer to wear the pack body at the wearer's back, and a suspension arrangement which includes a resilient unit provided between the pack body and the shoulder straps for absorbing a bounding force of the pack body. Therefore, the resilient unit allows a relative movement of the pack body with respect to each of the shoulder straps but minimizes the relative movement of the pack body by absorbing the bounding force of the pack body. The resilient unit is also arranged for evenly distributing a loading force of the pack body to each of the shoulder straps, such that the resilient unit absorbs the bounding force of the pack body at different directions so as to balance the uneven loading force at the pack body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Ox Distribution Group
    Inventor: Peter Kao
  • Patent number: 10131492
    Abstract: A pizza box having a bottom (1), side walls (3, 4), a front wall (5), a rear wall (6) and a lid (23), joined with the rear wall (6) along a pre-cut line (24) and centrally provided with partially circular cuts (26) with a vent function, the lid (23) having at least one parabola-shaped breaking line (22) so that a tear along each predetermined breaking line (22) of the lid (23) provides a small tray (V).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: INPACT SRL
    Inventor: Diego Rubino
  • Patent number: 10131462
    Abstract: Some embodiments include a package assembly comprising a case formed of a single sheet of packaging material. The single sheet includes three rows of panels. The three rows include first and second edge rows and a middle row disposed between the first and second edge rows. The panels are foldable at fold lines to form the case. A first side of the case includes a first end panel of the middle row extending fully between a top and a bottom and a front and rear of the case and an opposing end panel of the middle row extends over the first end panel. A second side of the case opposite the first side and a front and rear of the case include tear lines configured to separate the case into a cover portion and a tray portion. The first end panel is included with the cover portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: The Aagard Group, LLC
    Inventors: Jonas Capistrant, Jason Norlien, Amelinda Hendrickx
  • Patent number: 10123593
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a locking assembly for an attachment system of an electronic device. More specifically, embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to an attachment unit that is configured to be inserted and removed from a housing of a consumer product. The attachment unit and/or the housing includes a catch member or other such locking assembly configured to releasably secure the attachment unit within the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Ryan C. Perkins, Michael J. Webb, Stephen Dey, Osamu Yabe, Hsiang Hung Chen
  • Patent number: 10112546
    Abstract: A generator storage system for securing and transporting a generator includes a vehicle that has a back side. A mount is coupled to the back side of the vehicle and a cage is coupled to the mount. A lid is hingedly coupled to the cage such that the lid selectively closes the cage. A generator is provided and the generator is positioned in the cage for transporting the generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Inventor: Robert Hall